N.J. sues Trump admin over seismic testing

offshore oil drilling platforms

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey has joined eight other states and a coalition of environmental groups across the Northeast in suing the Trump administration over its decision to allow seismic testing off the Atlantic coast– a precursor to offshore drilling.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in South Carolina, claims that the federal government violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act when it approved the use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas deposits under the Atlantic Ocean …

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